The danger for passive patients

Jenn Ohayon jennohayon at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 30 05:42:59 UTC 2016

Thank you Jason for posting this article, both as a laboratorian and a
Jennifer Ohayon, PhD
Director od Clinical Operations and R&D
Enzo Clinical Labs

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 10:30 AM, Jason Maude <
jason.maude at> wrote:

> The Daily Mail runs a truly tragic story today about a 1 year old who died
> from sepsis due to a very delayed diagnosis of pneumonia.
> The Mail had access to the NHS report which has not yet been published so
> it should be more detailed and accurate than most of their stories.
> The care was pretty shocking but what also struck me was how the parents
> seemed too passive and, although their instincts were correct, they did not
> side step their GP and go to the hospital but just did what they were told
> to do. It seems like a great example of how being a passive patient can
> actually be dangerous. It shows how being an informed patient is not a
> luxury or nice thing to do but absolutely essential.
> Regards
> Jason
> Jason Maude
> Founder and CEO Isabel Healthcare
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